Parishes with the most renters in Louisiana

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February 24, 2021
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Parishes with the most renters in Louisiana

All cities are made up of a mix of homeowners and renters, with 58.6% of Americans owning their own homes and 30.4% rending in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the American Census Bureau. In cities, there tend to be higher rates of renters due to high property values and influxes of young people who flock to urban areas after college to enter the workforce.

Stacker compiled a list of the parishes with most renters in Louisiana using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Parishes are ranked by percent of housing units occupied by renters as of 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see if your parish made the list.

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#30. Plaquemines Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,289 (+31.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #1 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #123 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.1%
--- #58 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #1,913 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Grant Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $714 (-2.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #31 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,585 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.5%
--- #51 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #1,390 among all counties nationwide
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#28. St. Landry Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $652 (+9.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #41 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,167 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.4%
--- #31 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #466 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Sabine Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $583 (+17.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #54 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,730 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.0%
--- #23 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #334 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Iberia Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $768 (+16.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,189 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.9%
--- #39 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #720 among all counties nationwide
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#25. St. Bernard Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $951 (+13.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #497 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 52.0%
--- #10 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #65 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Calcasieu Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $832 (+9.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #18 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #851 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.3%
--- #41 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #814 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Tensas Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $561 (+29.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #59 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,844 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.5%
--- #30 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #457 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Washington Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $655 (+14.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #40 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,147 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.4%
--- #52 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #1,405 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Winn Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $581 (-0.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #55 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,740 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.3%
--- #25 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #382 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Webster Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $688 (+15.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #33 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,820 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 65.5%
--- #1 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #5 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Morehouse Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $562 (+0.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #58 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,841 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 51.1%
--- #12 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #87 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Richland Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $611 (+15.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #50 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,556 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.8%
--- #36 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #633 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Concordia Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $636 (+28.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #45 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,322 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 51.9%
--- #11 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #71 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Claiborne Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $618 (+0.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #48 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,500 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 62.3%
--- #2 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #9 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Evangeline Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $577 (+7.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #56 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,764 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.5%
--- #45 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #917 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Lafayette Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $874 (+11.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #15 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #693 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.0%
--- #42 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #849 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Bossier Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $992 (+10.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #418 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.6%
--- #32 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #535 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Rapides Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $821 (+12.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #20 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #898 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.6%
--- #28 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #447 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Jefferson Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $972 (+8.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #460 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.8%
--- #27 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #425 among all counties nationwide
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#10. St. Mary Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 39.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $781 (+15.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #25 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,102 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.3%
--- #47 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #1,079 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Caddo Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $797 (+7.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #21 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,008 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 52.5%
--- #8 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #57 among all counties nationwide
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#8. East Baton Rouge Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $933 (+10.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #11 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #535 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.1%
--- #20 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #268 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Ouachita Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $768 (+11.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,189 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.4%
--- #18 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #257 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Madison Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $616 (+19.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #49 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #2,519 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.7%
--- #22 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #292 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Vernon Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 47.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $951 (+4.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #497 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.2%
--- #56 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #1,895 among all counties nationwide
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#4. East Carroll Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 48.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $485 (+7.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #63 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #3,082 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.3%
--- #19 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #261 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Lincoln Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 48.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $729 (+9.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #30 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,446 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 55.3%
--- #4 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #24 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Orleans Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 51.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $998 (+8.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #3 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #405 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 52.3%
--- #9 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #60 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Natchitoches Parish

- Housing units occupied by renters: 56.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $713 (+16.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #32 highest rent among parishes in Louisiana, #1,590 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 53.8%
--- #6 most common among parishes in Louisiana, #39 among all counties nationwide

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